Jimy "one M" Williams: "Everything is as important, as when it happens" If I owned/coached a team, and Sam were a first day talent, that I thought could help my team more so than any other player on the board, then I would absolutely consider drafting him. The player, and his value, would have to be worth the circus that we all know is part of the deal. If I were in that situation, and the player was a mediocre talent, that I didn't even know would be good enough to make the team, then I'd likely pass on the circus and distraction. It's the reality of the Real World my friends. If two similar people apply for a job, and one comes with baggage, and the other doesn't, most would hire the person with the least baggage. It's how business works.